2. Diamonds and PET scans can diagnose Alzheimer’s soonerYale Medicine researchers have used a new technique involving diamonds and PET scans to look for biomarkers of Alzheimer’s for early detection.
The researchers have used a technique called vibrational spectroscopy that involves using a light reflection off of a diamond core to confirm characteristics of Alzheimer’s in blood plasma. The technique was reported as being 90% effective when compared to other clinical diagnostic methods.
Vibrational spectroscopy could also differentiate between the blood from an Alzheimer’s patient and someone with Lewy Body dementia. The two conditions are usually difficult to tell the difference between because Lewy Body dementia has similar symptoms to other degenerative brain disorders.